Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents listeners with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity.
Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one.
In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are, which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are, and learn to live and breathe freely.
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I love this book. I would recommend listening to the book and have no expectations of what to expect. Just listen. The book is simple, logical, and highly insightful.
We all know these things deep down; we all let the ego control our life. The difficult part is breaking away from it. I enjoyed this book if anything it has made me more aware of myself and my actions as well as the actions of those around me. There were things in here that really made me reflect on myself.
Love "A New Earth" one of my favorite books!!! It is one of the best written books that gives a better explanation of the human mind, the ego and becoming aware of our own awareness!!!
Would recommend to anyone waking up from there old dream. It's a great book for meditators and people who want more for themselves and their love ones.
His voice grates on me like nails on a chalkboard. The information is nothing new.
I really like Eckhart's approach to this subject. It puts a new spin on something that has always been there but rarely realized. I would highly recommend this book. It's a keeper.
Thoreau's 'Walden' and Ayn Rand's 25th anniversary introduction to 'The Fountainhead' summarize my library well.
This book is written primarily for those preoccupied with their past and/or future: to raise awareness of the unhealthy patterns that can come to yourself (and ultimately the world around you) with this continued mindset, with the ultimate goal of freeing yourself from those egoic chains through the understanding of these psychological mechanisms. This book successfully achieves that goal.
This was my first Tolle book. I do appreciate hearing books narrated by the author, though I did not care for Tolle's voice (pronounced German accent) the first time I listened to the book. Interestingly, I did not mind (if not actually enjoyed) his accent the second time I listened to the book, nine months later.
Most of the book comes off as Tolle "making stuff up" ("ego," "form," "pain-body," "internal/external purpose," etc.), but as someone who has struggled with dwelling on the past, I can say that Tolle's message makes sense even in the absence of empirical proof. Tolle draws on eastern and western religous philosophies for citations, with the teachings of Christ being the most referenced. His interpretations of biblical passages are perhaps the most refreshing that I've ever heard from that school of thought; he does good justice into tying those interpretations back to eastern religions.
"It's all form"--that's the thought that repeats in my mind after finishing this book and carrying through my day. And it's a wonderful thought to have.
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